It’s East Pott. County Fair Week in Avoca! And even though it looks completely different, you can still see all the action!
So the shows must go on… as the saying goes! All the 4-Hers and FFAers will still get their chance! However, unless you’re family (and even a few of you lol), you’re encouraged to stay home this year! As someone who’s been a lifetime fair goer, I know how hard those words are to hear, but we gotta take care of our own! And the folks with the fair are going to do their best to make sure you see the play-by-play!
All shows will be done in the large cattle ring and will be video-taped for you to view! The staff will be doing Facebook Live and all videos will be shared on the Pottawattamie County Fair page and the East Pottawattamie 4-H Page. You can even watch them at your leisure…from your air-conditioned house…in your recliner! They will also be going live every evening to make announcements and share award results. In fact, some of the earlier things like presentations and Share the Fun are already posted and waiting for you! Just stay tuned for the rest!
Another bonus: they are inviting you to swing by between 4 and 8pm on Saturday for their regular food truck night under the trees! So at least you can get your feel of fair.
As many of you know, the Pottawattamie County Fair in Avoca usually runs Wednesday thru Monday with Wednesday being static projects, Thursday being lots of contests, Friday being the hog and sheep show, Saturday the cattle show, and Sunday the small pets shows and the alumni picnic, and Monday the premium auction with a few other things scattered in.
What I feel needs mentioned the most is that the premium auction will still be happening on Monday. Folks, these kids have had a really rough year. We all have, but we all know that being a 4-H/FFA member sets you up to be a responsible citizen and good human being and these kids could really use a win. It isn’t easy being the kid who has to do chores, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. Let’s show them the love!
The auction will be held in the main cattle showring so social distancing is possible. A slide show of the kids with their animals will run during the auction instead of the usual in-person version. If you can be there to support even one kid, you are making a difference and there’s no better feeling than helping others! And if you can’t be there or don’t feel comfortable being there in person, I will personally hook you up with someone to take your bid for you!
If you do plan to be at the fairgrounds, they ask that you practice social distancing and/or wear masks.
Happy Fair Week 2020! May 2021 be our victory party!